Mark 9:11
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New International Version
And they asked him, "Why do the teachers of the law say that Elijah must come first?"

New Living Translation
Then they asked him, "Why do the teachers of religious law insist that Elijah must return before the Messiah comes?"

English Standard Version
And they asked him, “Why do the scribes say that first Elijah must come?”

New American Standard Bible
They asked Him, saying, "Why is it that the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"

King James Bible
And they asked him, saying, Why say the scribes that Elias must first come?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then they began to question Him, "Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"

International Standard Version
So they asked him, "Don't the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"

NET Bible
Then they asked him, "Why do the experts in the law say that Elijah must come first?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they asked him and they said, “Why do the Scribes say therefore that Elijah must come first?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So they asked him, "Don't the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they asked him, saying, Why do the scribes say that Elijah must first come?

King James 2000 Bible
And they asked him, saying, Why say the scribes that Elijah must first come?

American King James Version
And they asked him, saying, Why say the scribes that Elias must first come?

American Standard Version
And they asked him, saying, How is it that the scribes say that Elijah must first come?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they asked him, saying: Why then do the Pharisees and scribes say that Elias must come first?

Darby Bible Translation
And they asked him saying, Why do the scribes say that Elias must first have come?

English Revised Version
And they asked him, saying, The scribes say that Elijah must first come.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they asked him, saying, Why say the scribes that Elijah must first come?

Weymouth New Testament
They also asked Him, "How is it that the Scribes say that Elijah must first come?"

World English Bible
They asked him, saying, "Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"

Young's Literal Translation
And they were questioning him, saying, that the scribes say that Elijah it behoveth to come first.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

9:1-13 Here is a prediction of the near approach Christ's kingdom. A glimpse of that kingdom was given in the transfiguration of Christ. It is good to be away from the world, and alone with Christ: and how good to be with Christ glorified in heaven with all the saints! But when it is well with us, we are apt not to care for others, and in the fulness of our enjoyments, we forget the many wants of our brethren. God owns Jesus, and accepts him as his beloved Son, and is ready to accept us in him. Therefore we must own and accept him as our beloved Saviour, and must give up ourselves to be ruled by him. Christ does not leave the soul, when joys and comforts leave it. Jesus explained to the disciples the prophecy about Elias. This was very suitable to the ill usage of John Baptist.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And they asked him, saying,.... Being put in mind of it, by seeing Elias on the mount, or else by what Christ had said concerning his resurrection, or both:

why say the Scribes, the Vulgate Latin adds, "and Pharisees",

that Elias must first come? before the Messiah comes, or before the setting up his kingdom in greater glory; See Gill on Matthew 17:10.



Mark 9:11 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Transfiguration
10They seized upon that statement, discussing with one another what rising from the dead meant. 11They asked Him, saying, "Why is it that the scribes say that Elijah must come first?" 12And He said to them, "Elijah does first come and restore all things. And yet how is it written of the Son of Man that He will suffer many things and be treated with contempt?…
Cross References
Malachi 4:5
"See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the LORD comes.

Matthew 11:14
And if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come.

Mark 9:10
They kept the matter to themselves, discussing what "rising from the dead" meant.
Treasury of Scripture

And they asked him, saying, Why say the scribes that Elias must first come?

Mark 9:4 And there appeared to them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus.

Malachi 3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before …

Malachi 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the …

Matthew 11:14 And if you will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come.

Matthew 17:10,11 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that …

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